- The Washington Times - Friday, February 16, 2007


Book a last-minute getaway to the Alexandra Resort in Turks and Caicos and receive one night free with each paid night. The resort is situated on Grace Bay Beach, usually ranked as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The package includes a $25 restaurant credit and more. Room rates start at $200 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required. Travel through Feb. 28. Call 800/284-0699 or see www.alexandraresort.com to book.


British Airways is offering Spring Into Europe air-hotel packages starting at $470 from the Washington area. The London package, which starts at $470, includes round-trip airfare to London and three nights’ accommodations at the Royal National Hotel. Other package cities include: Athens, Rome, Vienna and Paris. Travel is valid through March 25. Taxes are not included. A seven-day advance purchase is required. Book at www.ba.com.


Learn all about the culture, history and cuisine of Sardinia on Silver Spoon Travels’ eight-day Sardinia tour, led by cookbook author and journalist Julia della Croce. During the trip, travelers will have the chance to visit seaside towns, rolling fields of grapes and rugged mountains and enjoy classic Italian meals with wine. The tour costs $2,900 per person and includes seven nights’ accommodations, private coach transportation, eight meals with wine, and cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Tour dates are Sept. 19 through 26. To reserve, call 845/353-0046 or see www.juliadellacroce.com.


Stay at the new Mondrian Scottsdale Resort for $195 per night through April 30. The Grand Re-Opening Special also includes a free upgrade (based on availability) to a garden room, which usually starts at $315 a night. The redesigned garden rooms feature private gardens, 42-inch plasma televisions and new bedding; the resort also has a new spa, Aqua. Book by Friday. Blackout dates apply. Call 800/504-0370 or see www.mondrianscottsdale.com to book.


Stay at one of Riu’s 16 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas or Dominican Republic starting at $88 per person, per night for its winter all-inclusive getaway sale.

Sample resorts include: Riu Bachata, Puerto Plata, $88; Riu Palace, Punta Cana, $124; Riu Caribe, Cancun, $199, Riu Playacar; Playa del Carmen, $153, and Riu Tropical Bay, Negril, $149. Reservation deadlines vary by property.

For more information or to book, see www.riu.com.


Fly to Stockholm for $850 during the peak summer season with Scandinavian Airlines’ summer fare sale.

Round-trip flights to Copenhagen are also available from Washington Dulles International Airport for $1,050.

Taxes of up to $160 are not included.

Economy Extra upgrades are available for $340 each way, and business class upgrades are an additional $640 each way. Travel is valid May 18 through Sept. 9. Book at www.scandinavian.net.

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